Madonna gives rousing speech on why she fought for change at Glaad awards

Pop icon accepted the advocate for change award and gave both a playful and emotional speech, bringing the audience to its feet LGBT equality. Why have I always fought for change? Thats a hard question to answer. Its like trying to explain the importance of reading or the need to love. Growing up I always felt like an outsider, like I didnt fit in. It wasnt because I didnt shave under my armpits, I just didnt fit in, OK? she said. The first gay man I ever met was named Christopher Flynn. He was my ballet teacher in high school and he was the first person that believed in me, that made me feel special as a dancer, as an …

Madame X: Madonna’s new alter-ego is both anonymous and well-trodden

From a Sargent painting to a miffed DJ, Madonna is just the latest woman to adopt the moniker Madonna announced the name of her new album today along with a new alter-ego: both are called Madame X. In a minute-long video teasing the record, Madonna fleshes out her character. If you feel like youre struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance, spare a thought for the Madame who is apparently a secret agent, traveling around the world, changing identities, fighting for freedom, bringing light to dark places. She is a dancer, a professor, a head of state, a housekeeper, an equestrian, a prisoner, a student, a mother, a child, a teacher, a nun, a singer, a saint, a whore. Its …